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Jan 7, 2013 10:00am PST
, chuck todd has been reporting that dennis mcdonough is a lock for chief of staff to preplace jack lou when lou is nominated, we expect, to become treasury secretary, and tom donnell will stay as national security advisor. tell us what we -- what you know from working with tom donnell and dennis mcdonough, his deputy. >> well, tom -- talk about a bunch of hard-working folks. john brennan, dennis mcdonough, and tom donlan have spent more time in those white house offices than anyone i know routinely putting in seven days a week. tom has become a trusted advisor to the president. originally close to rahm emanuel. he has managed the process in a very, very orderly way. dennis is a dear friend. i think he is a very strong leader, strong personality, and if he is actually given that responsibility by the president, it will be a big change for him. there will be other shoes to fill, but, again, we'll still see some people who have to fill those new white house positions that open up, but i think you've maybe lost the team of rivals, but what you have not lost is strong personalities with str
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am PST
, the chief of staff will be, fill in the blank. is it dennis mcdonough or ron klain. what white man is tliblg take the chief of staff job? >> well, it depends who you ask, andrea. depending on who you ask some folks think that it is dennis mcdonough, the former deputy national security advisor. some say it's ron klain, who is, of course, the former chief of staff for joe biden. the bottom line is, my sources are telling me, that the final decision has not been made yet, but we do believe that it's been whittled down between these two men. to your point about diversity, i've been talking to white house officials about these cabinet position that is remain open, the position of hilda solis. does the president feel an urgency to create more diversity in the wake of all of this criticism that he has been getting? no direct answer has been given, but i can tell you that this is certainly something that they are very aware of. they feel as though the criticism is unfair for all of the reasons that you just went through. this is something that they're going to be paying close attention to, and as yo
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